A recent study has shown that over half of young people do not possess basic DIY skills.
The report, undertaken for Halifax Home Insurance, shows that in the under 35′s age group, 50% couldn’t wire a plug, 63% couldn’t hang wallpaper and 54% couldn’t bleed a radiator. Many were still reliant on their parents to carry out some of the basic tasks. Other jobs that many younger people would not be willing to attempt included 45% not wanting to try putting up shelves and 36% not wanting to get involved in gardening.
A spokesman for the Halifax said ‘This survey strongly suggests that younger people feel they don’t have the experience or knowledge necessary to tackle even the most basic of home maintenance and DIY tasks. This indicates a significant number of younger householders could be storing up problems for the future, as the lack of home maintenance starts to take its toll on their homes.’